The Search for a New President Begins

July 30, 2016 ~ ABSW

“American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) is seeking a gifted leader to become its next president.” So begins the announcement from the Presidential Search Committee that is being posted nation-wide this week.

The Committee, chaired by trustee Rev. Steve Bils, is made up of trustees, faculty, alums, and other leaders.

With this announcement the Committee launched its effort to attract outstanding nominations and applications from a diverse constituency. “We are excited about the opportunity ABSW presents to potential candidates,” said Rev. Bils. “ABSW occupies a unique space in the world of theological education: we are one of a small number of truly racially and ethnically diverse seminaries, financially steady, and a founding member of the nation’s largest consortium of theological schools.”

Letters of nomination are due by October 1st and anyone who knows of a highly qualified and talented leader is welcome to nominate him or her. Candidates themselves must submit their letter of interest and CV by October 15th. All nominees who are qualified will be invited to submit their materials.

Details of the announcement, a profile of the Search Committee, and periodic updates from the chair can be found on the ABSW website.